The Pier Hotel, Folkestone

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© Bronwen Hyde
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During travels around the UK in 2001 I visited Folkestone in Kent on the south coast of England.

Perched opposite the (by then) inappropriately named "Pleasure Beach", I fell in love with the abandoned Pier Hotel.

The grand crescent-shaped white building sparked off all sorts of unrealistic dreams of buying it and restoring it. The balconies, the little attic windows, all overlooking the ocean.

Even the thought of exploring its interior with my camera in hand in its then derelict state excited my imagination, though I never did.

After seeing my photo online, a Welshman advised me it has been restored to its former glory and is now let as apartments.

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  • Martie Last

    Martie Last gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    Interseting comosition!

  • Melvyn Goh

    Melvyn Goh said (15 Dec 2008):

    oooooh.... nice curve!

  • Timothy Hoerl

    Timothy Hoerl (Deleted) gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    Fantastic black & white & composition!

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (28 Dec 2008):

    Excellent! Gets my vote!

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